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Autonomous Mobile Robots: A Solution to Your Production Problems?

3/5/2021 - BY: MICHAEL MCGRAY
Typically, the first type of technology that comes to mind when referencing Industry 4.0 or advanced manufacturing is Robotics & Automation. And while a growing number of facilities continue to adopt automation into operations, many hesitant manufacturers still wonder, How can automation help my production?


Industry 4.0 Foundations: Augmented & Virtual Reality

3/3/2021 - THE CENTER
During employee training, businesses are commonly challenged by the demand placed on resources. Often, this leads to shortcuts in training, which negatively impacts productivity, quality and safety. Due to inconsistent training, variation arises in how each worker performs a task, which can lead to unanticipated results and no clear understanding of the root cause. To solve these training-related issues, and those unforeseen, Augmented & Virtual Reality can help.


Industry 4.0 Foundations: Robotics & Automation

2/24/2021 - THE CENTER
In this increasingly competitive business landscape, manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve processes to boost their bottom line. One proven way to accomplish this is through the use of robotics and automation in production.


Industry 4.0 Foundations: Cloud Computing

2/17/2021 - THE CENTER
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing how Industry 4.0 practices and technologies like Big Data, Internet of Things and System Integration can help organizations to better gather and analyze operational data to drive improvements. Cloud computing takes data management to the next level, making it quicker and more collaborative than previously possible.


Industry 4.0 Foundations: System Integration

2/10/2021 - THE CENTER
As discussed in last week’s Industry 4.0 Foundations blog, the Internet of Things enables manufacturers to gain enhanced visibility into operations to further optimize performance. With data playing an integral role in these improvements, System Integration can help by providing more centralized, organized data for simpler, more effective decision-making.


The Cost of Not Knowing

2/5/2021 - BY: CHUCK WERNER
The effect of cost on profitability is generally well understood. The higher a company’s costs, the less profitable they can be. However, while companies often know if they are (or are not) profitable, they do not always have a clear understanding as to why. Gaining a true understanding of the impact defects have on profitability is key to improving business performance.


Industry 4.0 Foundations: Internet of Things

2/3/2021 - THE CENTER
Last week, in the first installment of our weekly Industry 4.0 blog series, we explored how Big Data enables manufacturers to make more informed business decisions. Building on this foundation of information, manufacturers can gain enhanced interconnectivity and real-time visibility through the Internet of Things.


Industry 4.0 and ISO 9001 Quality Management (Part 2)

1/29/2021 - BY: ANDY NICHOLS
In a recent blog post, we explored Industry 4.0 technologies from the perspective of Quality professionals, highlighting the importance of planning before implementing. This follow-up blog takes a closer look at the impact some of these technologies might have on the world of the typical Quality department and how they can be used to support Quality initiatives.


Industry 4.0 Foundations: Big Data

1/27/2021 - THE CENTER
The technological innovations of Industry 4.0 have created opportunities for manufacturers of all sizes to improve efficiencies, increase revenue and advance production methods. In a weekly blog series published over the next few months, we will explore the nine technology trends that form the building blocks of Industry 4.0 and highlight the specific applications and benefits of each.


Industry 4.0 and ISO 9001 Quality Management (Part 1)

1/20/2021 - BY: ANDY NICHOLS
The concept of Industry 4.0 has been gradually introduced into manufacturing facilities in recent years, bringing with it operational improvements and countless other benefits. In a two-part blog series, we will explore how these exciting developments can support ISO 9001-based Quality Management Systems (QMS), as well as dive into their impact on the overall Quality department.


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